At the MOVE Summit in New Delhi, Maruti Suzuki has displayed a prototype electric vehicle, calling it a prototype EV but not mentioning its production name. However, when compared, the vehicle has similar styling to the Japanese-spec WagonR, which makes it quite a safe bet that it will have the same or similar styling and features in the production model as well. The vehicle that was showcased has quite a few styling similarities to the WagonR that we see in India. The basic body type is the same while there are some changes to the actual design, which is why it will most probably be an electric WagonR.
There are split headlamps up at the front, and while there is no actual combustion engine, there is a huge two-part grille too, which dominates the front fascia. The grille is continued on the front bumper as well, and it is at the sides where the biggest change factors in. The B-pillar is body coloured, dividing the car into two halves with quite a style. At the base, the pillar is thicker than it is at the top. This is brought about by slashing into the rear glass window. Another difference in the side fascia is the placement of the wing mirrors, which now sit on the door instead of the pillar. At the rear, there are sunken tail lights just above the rear bumper and an overall clean look.
The expected launch of the electric WagonR is around April 2020 but Maruti Suzuki has not yet revealed any specifications about the car on the production model that will come to India. As far as the price of the electric WagonR is concerned, the company had stated earlier that it would cost nearly twice as much as the standard model and it has not deviated from that statement yet. There is no information about the sources of the components for the electric WagonR. However, the test vehicle that has been made and showcased was manufactured at the Gurugram plant of the company. The vehicle will be tested on the Indian roads for a true evaluation of the real-life conditions, to get an accurate idea about the range and the cost of running.